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It has always been viewed as "diabolical" by the Hispanic community


Wha... why the Hispanics?


The influence of evangelical pastors in the community.
When I was a kid many people said Pokemon was of the devil and many parents didn't allow their kids to watch the show
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It's come a long way since the "anime is porn" days

Just be happy, people
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I usually just say when I get judge "You are judging me but I bet you have every season of Game of Thrones on DVD, most anime might as well be considered Barney and Friends compared to the stuff they show in that series."
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I don't care what other people who don't watch anime say or think i love anime it is my life, and yeah i like the panty shots and hentia so screw everyone who's hating on it.
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Well, are we talking about an entire media, or just Xanadu being the most unfairly maligned single movie?
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Yes, the anime fandom is pretty much the most despised out there.Which is kinda a shame.....

There are many "Reasons" for it, but most of them are not valid.

1. Everyone is a bloody lolicon.....
Seriously....This is an ACTUAL belief people have that avoid Anime as a whole. I mean, bloody hell, it's kinda idiotic. But I guess when NEWS SITES ACTUALLY PROMOTE THIS IDEA, THEN HOW CAN THEY BE WRONG (Sarcasm 101) Yes, news sites did make a story claiming that anime promotes child....._________(You can fill in the rest). Though I do question just how many lolicons there are in the community, most anime isn't bait

2. Everyone is a pervert, and anime is basically Hentai.
Well, I am, but that's not the point. The point is Anime isn't hentai. Anime isn't pornographic material. And worse off, for the most part, it is literally just sexual fan service, which sooooooo many other movies have yet nearly no one ever complains about that, nor should have to.The Hypocrisy is ripe there, considering how many times I have seen people be considered perverts over the simple watching of anime.

3.Everyone is a Weeaboo.
Some people here are, but most aren't. And frankly, should weeaboo even be mocked? I don't honestly see that much really wrong with them, other than a portion of them being rather.....wrong about Japanese culture.But none the less, I think we all can see the discrimination we get over the association of Anime fans with Weeaboos. And it's bloody stupid.

4. Everyone is a weirdo/mental illness
Okay, I am not sure how many of you guys know this, but the anime community has been doused with the rumors of mental illness in a similar way to how video game fans were in the past. I know some people here probably do have mental illness, but it's definitely not something the whole community is affected.

5.Everyone is a Misogynist
Because a good portion of us are sex positive and there are alot of harems, people, especially of the SJW crowd, call anime fans misogynists. It's totally asinine that such a label is applied to us solely on being sex positive, or being sexuality attracted to the characters.
It's called Biology, and frankly, I am sick of people hating on the idea of sexual intercourse.
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I like anime.

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I'm reminded of my peers in school; if they saw me they'd say "Yeah well the reason you like anime is because you want to be judged!" Those pricks always thought they were so smart.
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It probably is, only really contested by video games in this regard. It's probably perceived a lot better than it was 20 or so years ago though, so maybe that's something to be happy about.
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I agree some people will look down on anime; although, i bet if they took the time to watch some they'd be a secret fan!

I talk about it openly with people, and find out that -most- everyone i talk to watches it in some form or another, and this coming from someone talking to people in their mid 20's and up. I think more people watch it then you realize, but might be somewhat closeted about it possibly.
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There's nothing unfair about it
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nanikore2 wrote:

It's come a long way since the "anime is porn" days

Just be happy, people


no we must be angry there must be torches and pitchforks
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nanikore2 wrote:

It's come a long way since the "anime is porn" days

Just be happy, people


i still get the anime is porn thing from folks my age. but then again, the younger folk totally get it.
however, anime is not as maligned as my series of stick figure flipbooks about the hanseatic league. universally panned.
and fan fiction has to be on oft maligned list somewhere.... mine, anyway.
Posted 1/20/16

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While it's been becoming more popular, it seems like anime is generally poorly regarded by those that don't watch it. In many cases it seems this is for unfair reasons stemming from ignorance (a common reason being that, because hentai exists, all anime is assumed to be hentai - granted, the prevalence of fan service and panty shots doesn't help that case, but not every show does that stuff).

So, of media that is maligned, is anime the one that is most commonly maligned for things it doesn't do?


Well sorry for liking those things
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Posted 1/20/16 , edited 1/20/16
I think anime is a decade or two behind comic books. By that I mean the way people viewed comics and collectibles as super nerdy years ago is the way people today view anime (and its collectibles). But now super heroes and other comic book stuff (The Walking Dead, for example) are cool, because people actually watched them and realized Spider-Man wasn't just for basement dwelling virgins wearing glasses and hilarious suspenders.

Anime honestly has enough fans and is growing so rapidly I wouldn't at all be surprised if anime/manga adaptions replace super hero movies as the next big blockbuster fad. Once Hollywood packages anime in a way the masses find familiar and exciting (trailers on TV every commercial break, hype nationwide theater releases, recognizable actors playing the roles, etc.), it'll probably catch on the same way. Not to mention studios themselves will be glad to just adapt popular stuff with established fan bases because it'll rake in money.

I'm predicting it right now: anime (and video game) adaptions are the next big thing.
Not long from now, we'll be watching big-budget, live-action, American-made One Piece movies and stuff.
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